Literary Agent

We handle book representation and contract negotiation for our clients. We also help with whatever our client is called upon or wants to do including book tours & TV/Radio interviews. As literary agents we work closely with our clients, where necessary or desired, to help polish their proposals, to edit their texts, and to give advice about positioning in the ever changing publishing world.

Media representatives wishing to contact any of our authors, please feel free to contact us – we will pass your message on immediately. Publishers or scouts requiring rights information, please email

Submissions

As a growing literary agency, we love reading submissions and are always on the lookout for new talent. We very much look forward to reading your work.  We will read everything that is sent to us providing you follow the guidelines below.  We represent authors based all over the world and also review successfully self-published and established authors.

 

We review all submissions by email.  Please send your work to: submissions@fcmpublishing.co.uk.  We no longer accept submissions by post – these will not be considered or returned.  Please follow the instructions below:

For All Submissions

  • Please put your name and the title of your manuscript in the subject line of the email, for example John Smith My Book Title
  • The manuscript and synopsis should be in Word format and  1.5 or double spaced.  Please check the spelling before sending.
  • Please DO NOT send an introductory email asking if we would like to see your work as we review everything that comes in.
  • Please do alert us if other agents have requested your complete manuscript or you have an offer of representation.

For Fiction Submissions

  • Please send a professional email introducing your work in the same way that you would write a formal covering letter.  Do include information about yourself that is relevant to the work you are submitting but make sure you pitch your work first.
  • Attach a one or two page synopsis and the first three chapters ONLY of the manuscript.  There should only be two attachments. Please do not send multiple emails.
  • Pitch your book in your email i.e. write a compelling blurb to get us interested in the story.  Read the back cover of books in the same area that you are writing in for ideas.  Do not pitch your work in the synopsis as this should ‘tell’ the story rather than ‘sell’ the story.

For Non-fiction Submissions

  • When submitting a non-fiction project please write a covering letter introducing yourself and your project.
  • Please also attach a proposal as well as a 30 page writing sample. There should only be two attachments. Please do not send multiple emails.

The proposal should include the following information:

  • What your book is about.
  • Where it sits in the market, with reference to other similar or competing titles.
  • Why you are well-placed to write the book, with reference to your background and any credentials or professional expertise you may have.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to offer individual feedback unless we are considering representation.